Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Ornaments

It's the most wonderful time of the year! I've been bingeing Hallmark Christmas movies and painting kawaii character ornaments. This is a tradition I've been doing for a few years now, and something I always look forward to.


These ornaments are hand painted, so each is one of a kind even if it's the same character. Supplies are limited, but I am trying to do as many as I'm able before I close up shop for the holidays (which will probably be around the beginning of December. Keep an eye out for an official date.).

I've been taking your suggestions on characters you would like to see. So far this year I've made a few Harry Potters (always a favorite that sells out fast!), Ron, Hermione, Luna, Castiel, 10th Doctor, and Leia.

I don't take actual custom requests for these, but please let me know if there is something you would like to see and I will try my best.


The first batch of ornaments will be available for purchase this Friday, November 10th at 10am CST in my Etsy shop.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Inktober Supplies

It's the most wonderful time of the year....FALL! Sunday is October 1st, which means it's time for Inktober. If you don't know what Inktober is, it's a 31 day drawing challenge. You can find out more information here.

I thought I would share my supplies (with links!) and a few prompt lists I've been thinking about using. 



Last year I didn't have a theme and did Mab Graves Drawlloween Prompt list. I was excited because I got more than half way through the challenge, which is pretty awesome for me. This year my goal is to finish the challenge and I picked a theme: witches (since I really love Halloween). 


Sam at Raicodoll just released this witchy prompt list that I thought I would try.


I felt like this one from Mossery was vague enough that you could use it with any theme.

Are you participating in Inktober? What prompt list or theme are you going with?

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Mystery Sticker Packs Are Here!


It only took a week of watching NCIS while I cut out almost 200 stickers, but I got it done! Mystery Sticker Packs are in the shop while they last! Each pack contains a random assortment of sizes and stickers from different collections. Some of the collections include: Hello Quirky Wizards + Wizard Villains, Supernatural, Doctor Who, and Studio Ghibli.


I used sheets that I had printed when my computer was crashing and I was printing like a mad woman. I'm currently in the process of redoing my stickers into sheets using my Silhouette Cameo, which will make things easier on my hands. I'm hoping to do more planner size stickers, so you get more on the sheet + the sizes work better for in your planner.

I'd love some feedback! Let me know what you'd like to see! xo

Friday, June 30, 2017

Shop Update + Where are the stickers?


Yesterday I updated the shop with some of the fabric samples, notebooks, and VERY LAST of the HQ Wizard cards I've been hoarding. Things have been going fast (especially the cards!).


I'm sad this design won't be around any more, but I just finished sketches for another Harry Potter-ish design. Hopefully it will fill that Harry Potter hole in everyone's hearts.

You may have noticed all my stickers are gone from the shop. I am currently working on mystery sticker packs with what I have printed (and not cut yet >_<) of some of my favorite geeky designs. I've decided to redo the stickers (possibly on sheets) so I can use my cutting machine instead of cutting them all out by hand.** There will be Harry Potter/Villains stickers in these mystery packs since I won't be selling them any longer.


Make sure to check out what's left in the shop and keep an eye on Instagram or Facebook for when the mystery packs will be released!

Thank you for all the support! xo

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

HQ Wizard Fabrics Removed


Yesterday I got an email from Spoonflower saying all my wizard designs have been removed by request from Warner Brothers. I knew it would be coming eventually since my wizard designs are fan art and I don't own Harry Potter. I was still gutted.

I've already received emails from people asking me to put back up the designs, but obviously I can't do that. I also don't want to be sued by Warner Brothers because of some cute fan art I initially made for myself.

Truthfully, I've been leaning towards fazing out my fan art. I have kept it up as long as possible because it was supporting my business while I have been trying to work on new products. I am hoping to find a way to make fan art in a way that isn't infringing on any copyrights (is that even possible?).

If you want to more information just google 'fan art and copyright infringement'.

I do still have a few wizard products that I will be selling on my own website, but I will not be remaking them in the future. I will probably be removing my wizard design from Society 6 as well.

I still have some cute fabrics available on Spoonflower and I have plans to make new designs (although I'm rethinking if I should even bother with the Studio Ghibli one I was working on T_T).

Thank you to everyone for the support and love of this design! xo

Friday, May 5, 2017

Sketchbook: OOTD


I'm pretty proud of myself for actually keeping up with my 100 day project and working on other sketches. I haven't really posted much, except glimpses in my sketchbook on Instagram stories.

This week I thought it would be fun to draw what I was wearing, but only managed one day. Things have been pretty busy around here.

I'm not sure if I would actually leave the house in this outfit, but it is something I wear around the house. I've always been really weird uncomfortable about wearing shorts out in public anyway, but I'm working on it. The summers here in Texas are brutal, so shorts are a must. It's always cold in my house so I tend to wear tights under my shorts (and sometimes socks with my sandals). I'm addicted to cardigans and my friend got me this amazing Totoro one for my birthday!

I am going to try and do more of these quick outfit of the day drawings in the future and hopefully share some more of my cute food sketches.

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

May Goals


I've seen several May Goal posts floating around, maybe it's because I've been on Twitter more, but I decided to try and hold myself accountable by posting my goals. I made a few goals for myself last month that I actually completed. Woot!

May Goals:

1. Get wooden heart ornaments painted. This is on my to do list every week....

2. Design 2 new fabrics. I'm currently trying to focus on a Ghibli + possible Star Wars design.

3. Continue 100 Day Project. I am still working on this drawing challenge! I haven't really posted much of my work, but I'm still trying. Some weeks I end up playing catch up by doing several days at once, but hopefully I'll get better.

4. Make more vegetarian/vegan meals. One of my New Years resolutions was to eat more vegetables. I bought a new cookbook (Isa Does It) and plan to make all the yummy things! I already have 4 recipes planned for this week.

5. Continue blogging once a week. I'm not a hard core blogger, but I think it helps as an artist/small business person to keep people informed...so I'm working on it. :)

6. Finish putting together my pixel afghan. This thing is a monster and I keep putting it off because I hate the sewing part. I also want to finish so I can start a new crochet project.

7. Organize art closet. It's like Tetris in there and I can't find anything.

That seems like a lot to work on...I've definitely been more motivated since I started going to these exercise classes 3 days a week (yay endorphins!) Getting out of the house has been a big thing for me this year! I've even gone to a few geek girl events. Sadly, I haven't been able to attend any Sketch Club meetings because we've been out of town a lot this year.

What are your goals for May? xo